High Temperatures And Mosquitoes

Temperature records are falling across southcentral Alaska, Talkeetna rose up to 94 degrees breaking their prior 1969 record.The National Weather Service says Cordova and Valdez both hit 90 degrees and the 88 degree high in Seward beat the previous record from 1999.

The forecast is calling for temperatures in the high 80s again today but cooling throughout the week.

The warm weather is not to blame however, for the swarms of mosquitoes, pest management technician Janice Chumley with the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Extension says that the bugs are a result of a wet fall.

The moisture on the ground was locked in by a long winter which finally broke up a month ago, leading to the wave of insects.

Chumley says mosquito populations are fairly high all around the region.


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